Dr. Shifflett is a 1990 graduate of Spotswood High School. He graduated from James Madison University in 1995 as a history major and later returned to JMU to earn his Master’s in Education, with a concentration in middle school, in 1999. Recently, Dr. Shifflett completed his Doctorate of Education degree from The Curry School of Education at The University of Virginia. While a student at UVA, he was honored with the William H. Seawell Memorial Award in 2012.
As Director of Innovation and Learning, Dr. Shifflett will provide visionary leadership to the instructional programs in Rockingham County Public Schools, helping to implement and enhance innovative ideas that will prepare students for life and careers in the 21st century. In this role, Dr. Shifflett will join with other division leaders to implement the School Board initiative of “Digital Conversion”. In this program, to be implemented over the next five years, the School Board is committed to providing a technology device, such as a laptop computer or tablet, to every teacher and student in grades 3-12. Digital learning, along with progressive instructional practices, will transform the Rockingham County Schools and create learning environments that are even more connected, relevant, collaborative and personalized to meet the needs of students.